on 10/21/03 at 8:03 AM
Subject: Re: Amicarelli
In Reply to: Amicarelli posted by Cindy on 01/15/03 at 6:38 PM:
Just reading your message of 1/03. I was going through some things of mine and came across a holy card for Anna Amicarelli Orlando and Nicola Amicarelli. It is in Italian and my Italian is very rusy, but Anna's birthdate is May 1, 1881 and death is April 22, 1958. Nicola was born May 13, 1875 and died August 31, 1939. I believe her to be my great grandmother. My grandmother, Crissis Orlando Samartini (Sammartino), died in August 1992 at the age of 97. This would have only made Anna 14 at the time of my grandmother's birth, but I do know that this is possible at that time. In reading your posting, I noted you had made contact with some of those in Ohio and Michigan. I am related to Amicarelli's in both Ohio and Michigan. Other names in the family are Simione, Boccella (Pittsburgh area), and Scholl. My maiden name was Samartini. Our Amicarelli's are from Abruzzo. The card I have says Agnone for both Anna and Nicola. Bottom of the card gives credit to photographer in Campobasso.
Hopefully there is a connection. My father, who is 85, and very 'young', and active would love to hear of this and would help out with any info he has.
Look forward to hearing from you.
Dorthea (Samartini) Quinn